Office workers will return starting May 3 in a move that is intended to broadcast a message that New York is reopening for business.
The pandemic has spotlighted disparities in working conditions between child care workers and teachers.
The app would have asked employees to report if they had a fever and any new symptoms each day. Some see it as an invasion of privacy.
Shorelines are finally open for swimming, but outbreaks across the country have given officials pause about the city’s wider reopening.
More than 200 city workers have died from the coronavirus. Many municipal employees, from caseworkers to police officers, don’t have the luxury of working from home.